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How to Watch Apple TV Plus Without an Apple Device

You don’t have to be the owner of an iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV to enjoy Apple TV Plus. Here’s how to watch the service on other platforms.

You don’t have to have an Apple TV, iPhone, or iPad to watch content from Apple TV Plus. Similar to other streaming services which are also no exclusive to a particular platform, neither is Apple TV Plus. However, it is a bit more difficult to find out where it is streaming. Unlike other streaming services like Disney Plus, for example, it’s not available everywhere streaming is. Still, you can stream Apple’s premium video service without owning an Apple device. Here’s how to do it.

Create an Apple ID

Before you can start watching Apple TV Plus you need to first create an Apple ID if you don’t have one already. You can create an ID for free by visiting the Apple ID page in your web browser.

create apple ID

Once on the page click the “Create Your Apple ID” link in the upper-right corner of the screen. After that simply fill out the form with personal details like name, date of birth, and create a password.

form to create apple id

Where to Watch Apple TV Plus

Once you have signed up for the free trial you can then start watching Apple TV Plus. The app is available on several non-Apple devices including Roku. We showed you how to use the Apple TV app on Roku.

You can also download the app for Fire TV. Or ask your Alexa device with your voice: “Alexa, find the Apple TV app.”

It’s also worth noting that you can get the Apple TV app and stream Apple TV Plus via select Samsung and LG Smart TVs, too.

In addition, you can stream Apple TV Plus via a web browser as well. On your favorite laptop or desktop computer launch your browser of choice and head to https://tv.apple.com and there you can start streaming the service after you log into your account.

Not only do you have access to Apple TV Plus through the app but you also have access to movies and shows you’ve purchased through the interface.

5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Marcy

    Can i watch Apple TV on my tv even though its not on the list of acceptable tvs ? Is there just a way to screen-share just from my apple i pad?

  2. Stephanie

    I don’t think this works anymore. It is requiring you to log into apple, then log into iTunes. Which you seem to have to access from an apple device. Any suggestions on how to access iTunes without an apple device? Apple’s login in process is MADDENING! Why I need a different login for each function makes me crazy!!!!

  3. Andrew Blundall

    I can only watch the first episode of a series then it asks me to buy the rest at the istore, which i dont have…

  4. Attila Banto

    You cannot search for shows in the browser though! It is ridiculous, but true.

  5. stratcat45

    When I signed up for Apple TV once signing in with an apple id it asked for a code that was sent to an Apple device. Without that code, I couldn’t log in. Fortunately I had an ancient ipad that after I dusted it up and charged it, was able to get a code. No code, no access…code only sent to APPLE device.

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